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Uber UK unveils swathe of new safety measures to avoid London ban
Uber UK unveils swathe of new safety measures to avoid London ban By Rik Henderson

Uber has published a mighty list of changes in its safety measures in the UK, in the hope of avoiding operating bans in London and other British regions.Many... Read more

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban
Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban By Rik Henderson

Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi... Read more

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code
Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code By Rik Henderson

After Uber was deemed not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire licence, rendering it unable to operate in the capital if an appeal is unsuccessful,... Read more

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London
Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London By Max Langridge

Following the news that Transport for London will not renew Uber's license after 30 September, many Londoners will be wondering what other ways there... Read more

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked
Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked By Rik Henderson

With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already.Uber will... Read more

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025
Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025 By Elyse Betters

Uber's cheapest, most popular UberX tier will soon be either fully-electric or hybrid.With "500-year" hurricanes happening all the time now, it seems like... Read more

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service
Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service By Max Langridge

Following a rollout in the US, and complaints from some UK-based drivers, Uber is adding in-app tipping to the ride-hailing service in the UK. The new... Read more

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back
Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back By Elyse Betters

Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace... Read more

Uber will now let you request rides for any of your contacts
Uber will now let you request rides for any of your contacts By Max Langridge

Uber has now made it possible for you to request a ride from your smartphone, but for someone else in your phone book. To request a ride for somebody else,... Read more

McDonald's delivery is here, thanks to a partnership with UberEats
McDonald's delivery is here, thanks to a partnership with UberEats By Max Langridge

Yes, you read that headline correctly, after 43 years of sticking its ground and not offering a takeaway service, fast food mega-chain McDonald's has teamed... Read more

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020
Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020 By Elyse Betters

Uber is developing electric flying cabs - and a network for them.While at its "Elevate" summit, Uber revealed plans for a "vertical take-off and landing"... Read more

Uber iPhone app close to being removed by Apple
Uber iPhone app close to being removed by Apple By Rik Henderson

Uber was on the brink on being barred by Apple and removed from the iOS app store. In 2105, it was discovered to be flouting Apple rules and guidelines,... Read more

Uber Beacon makes it easier to identify your cab at night
Uber Beacon makes it easier to identify your cab at night By Max Langridge

Uber has been saviour to many on nights out. You've either missed your last train or fancy the comfort of your own cab. Simply open the app, request an... Read more

You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco
You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco By Elyse Betters

Uber is skipping past California's regulations and testing self-driving Volvos around Silicon Valley.Many car companies have been testing their self-driving... Read more

What is Uber and how does it work?
What is Uber and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Traditional cabs are a thing of the past.Instead, your neighbor and his BMW, your hairdresser and her Mini, your best friend and his Tesla, or your co-worker... Read more

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London
Uber will let you pre-book rides in London By Chris Hall

Uber is adding one of the big missing features to its service in the UK: the ability to pre-book.Uber has had a rough ride since its launch in London,... Read more

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh
Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh By Chris Hall

Uber and Volvo have signed an agreement that will lead to a jointly-developed autonomous vehicle, Volvo has announced.The new vehicle will meet the demands... Read more

UberEats hits UK, food delivered in 30-minutes or you get £20
UberEats hits UK, food delivered in 30-minutes or you get £20 By Luke Edwards

Uber is no longer just a taxi company, it delivers food now too. That service has just arrived in the UK as UberEats.The simply named UberEats was already... Read more

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like
It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like By Elyse Betters

Uber has confirmed it made a self-driving car, with an official photo and more.Exactly one year ago, a different photo surfaced showing what looks like... Read more

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany
Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany By Elyse Betters

Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers.According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of... Read more

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more
Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Uber, Lyft has announced that Facebook Messenger users can now hail a car from them instead of Uber.Since December, anyone has been... Read more

Apps to help get you home during the party season
Apps to help get you home during the party season By Britta O'Boyle

It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on... Read more

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it
Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it By Elyse Betters

It's summertime, and it's hot out (well, supposed to be anyway).The Uber team knows this and believes the best way to cool off (and to get you to use its... Read more

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you
Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you By Luke Edwards

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3.The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits,... Read more

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?
Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars? By Luke Edwards

Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver... Read more

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving
Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving By Elyse Betters

Partnerships between companies aren't always the most interesting news, but when the partnership involves two companies that can help prevent instances... Read more

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app
Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app By Elyse Betters

It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one.Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according... Read more

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music
Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music By Luke Edwards

In a world first the on-demand taxi app company Uber has teamed up with music streaming service Spotify. The result is a personalised cab ride like never... Read more

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival
Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival By Luke Edwards

So far Uber has only been running in the US and Europe, but now its arrived in India to take on the local company Ola.Uber has not only set up in India... Read more

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now
Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now By Luke Edwards

Uber has announced the UK will now be able to use its UberXL service which has already launched in the US.UberXL offers cars via the Uber app for those... Read more

Addison Lee puts 4G in all London cabs, offers free internet to customers during ride
Addison Lee puts 4G in all London cabs, offers free internet to customers during ride By Elyse Betters

London-based private hire company Addison Lee has announced it will offer high-speed broadband in vehicles - at no extra cost to you.In-car 4G service... Read more

Uber lowers UberX prices in London, starting today
Uber lowers UberX prices in London, starting today By Elyse Betters

For those of you in London who still haven't cared enough to try Uber, a new price change might finally pique your interest.The Uber London team has announced... Read more

Uber kicks off Uber Fresh, a lunch-delivery service in US for limited time
Uber kicks off Uber Fresh, a lunch-delivery service in US for limited time By Elyse Betters

Uber now offers a meal-delivery service of sorts in the US. But it's only available at lunch time in one city during a limited run.Starting today, Uber... Read more

Uber now has a delivery service, but only in DC area for a limited-time run
Uber now has a delivery service, but only in DC area for a limited-time run By Elyse Betters

Uber has announced a limited-time-only experiment. It's a delivery service in the US, called Corner Store.Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers... Read more

Uber's Destination Entry feature lets you skip telling the driver where to go
Uber's Destination Entry feature lets you skip telling the driver where to go By Elyse Betters

The Uber team announced today that it is trying to make the Uber experience more streamlined, and so it has rolled out a new feature that both delivers... Read more

UberPool saves you money, split taxi fares with people taking a similar route
UberPool saves you money, split taxi fares with people taking a similar route By Luke Edwards

The smart taxi service Uber has announced a new feature called UberPool which lets users share rides.In busy centres where lots of people are using Uber... Read more

Uber for Business lets you take a cab for work and bill your boss for the ride
Uber for Business lets you take a cab for work and bill your boss for the ride By Elyse Betters

You can now use Uber to get from A to B for work, and you won't even have to pay for the ride.The car service has announced it created a new feature called... Read more

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July
Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July By Luke Edwards

Friday 18 July is set to be the hottest day of the summer in England. Fear not, Uber is offering ice cream on demand in over 144 cities in 38 countries.... Read more

Clipp app is like Uber for bar tabs
Clipp app is like Uber for bar tabs By Luke Edwards

Clipp is a new app that's being hailed as the "Uber for bar tabs". Yes, hailed.Clipp allows pub goers to put a tab on the app, which they can limit from... Read more

Uber alternatives that also work with London’s black cabs
Uber alternatives that also work with London’s black cabs By Luke Edwards

To black cab drivers in London the Uber app is like a fast spreading plague. It did allow users to hail a minicab using an app from wherever they are,... Read more

Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups
Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups By Chris Hall

Uber has added an option for those users in London that makes it possible to hail a black taxi through the popular cab service app.There has been growing... Read more

Better be polite: Here's how to find out your passenger rating on Uber
Better be polite: Here's how to find out your passenger rating on Uber By Elyse Betters

Next time you're riding in an Uber cab, make sure you're nice and courteous and tip accordingly. Or else an Uber driver may never pick you up again.That's... Read more

Uber responds to LTDA protest: London has 'best taxis in the world' - but there's room for better
Uber responds to LTDA protest: London has 'best taxis in the world' - but there's room for better By Elyse Betters

Uber has finally responded to all the commotion against its app and transportation services offered in London. And it was rather polite while doing so."There... Read more

LTDA black taxis to congest London roads in protest of 'American monster' Uber car service
LTDA black taxis to congest London roads in protest of 'American monster' Uber car service By Elyse Betters

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association in London has announced it will cause a city-wide gridlock to protest against Uber, a smartphone app that provides... Read more

Uber 100 project celebrates ride service's Beijing launch and 100-cities milestone
Uber 100 project celebrates ride service's Beijing launch and 100-cities milestone By Elyse Betters

Uber has launched in Beijing, meaning it is now available in 100 cities around the globe. And to celebrate, the transportation network company has unveiled... Read more

Five apps to help you get home after the Christmas party
Five apps to help you get home after the Christmas party By Britta O'Boyle

It's the run-up to Christmas and that means parties, and with parties comes the inevitable question of how you are going to get home.We have piled together... Read more

Need a Christmas tree? Uber will deliver one to your door tomorrow for $135
Need a Christmas tree? Uber will deliver one to your door tomorrow for $135 By Elyse Betters

Do you live in the US and want a real Christmas tree - but just don't feel like getting bundled up and going out to get one? Well, you're in luck! Uber... Read more

Uber for iOS and Android adds fare splitting to curb friends who forget to pay up
Uber for iOS and Android adds fare splitting to curb friends who forget to pay up By Elyse Betters

Uber - the popular taxi-hailing app for iOS and Android- was updated on Monday to include fare splitting.The app's latest feature essentially lets passengers share... Read more